What is Diskraid.exe, Uses & Commands

Diskraid.exe is legally a genuine process. It is a command tool that is used in the computer to stack fault-tolerant files.  diskraid.exe belongs to the Windows OS and is not malware.

If ever your internet connection is not stable or the PC processing speed declines or the browser is redirected to improper websites or pop-up ads then you must look into the Diskraid.exe file. Even if your system gets frozen repetitively then you must have a look at your computer carefully.

What is Diskraid.exe?

In short, Diskraid is a command-line utility that is mainly used on servers. It is used to identify fault-tolerant disk systems. This command-line tool is used mostly by the system administrators.

Diskraid command tool

File Size and Location

You may find two copies of diskraid.exe on your Windows 10 system. The first one will be located under C:\Windows\System32 and another copy under C:\Windows\WinSxS\. The average file size of this process is about 330 KB.


Quick Overview

Filename: diskraid.exe
File description: DiskRAID
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
File Size: 272 KB
Product name: Microsoft@Windows@Operating System
File type: Application
Copyright: Microsoft Corporation
Language: English

What are its uses?

With its help, you can organize and configure “redundant array of files” or cheap disks and storage subsystems. RAID is primarily used to systematize and classify those disk systems that are built as fault-tolerant systems.

Diskraid Commands

Following are the parameters of the common command that is used on Diskraid:

  • plex lun=
  • tpgroup tportal=
  • noerr
  • controller
  • ports
  • targets
  • add

You may find the complete list of command parameters on the Microsoft website.

How to know if it is safe or a virus?

Diskraid.exe is a common command-line application. You can know by the path where the file is saved. If the path is somewhere like this: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\MSDN Disc 2939.2\DISKRAID.EXE then you can be sure that it is not malware or a virus.

To know the path of the file follows the below steps:

1) Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc button together

2) On Task-manager, click on Details

3) Locate DiskRaid.exe, right-click on it and click on Open file location

4) If you find the pathway other than C:\Windows\System32 then it’s a virus or malware.

Even Microsoft Process Explorer can help you determine whether this file is genuine or not, all you have to search the file on the C: drive and check the file properties.

Common Errors with Diskraid.exe

Common error messages that appear are,

  • “DISKRAID.EXE is not running.”
  • “DISKRAID.EXE not found.”
  • “DISKRAID.EXE Application Error.”
  • “DISKRAID.EXE failed.”
  • “Error starting program: DISKRAID.EXE.”

If you are getting any of the error messages, then use the below-mentioned ways to stay away from malware files.

  • Carry out malware scans
  • Clean the hard disk with cleanmgr and sfc/scannow commands.
  • Uninstall programs you will not require any more
  • Monitor the auto-start programs (using msconfig)
  • Enable the “automatic Windows Updates”.

Downloading or re-installation of replacement exe files is usually not at all recommended as these sites might be giving way to viruses. If ever you need to download or reinstall DISKRAID.EXE files, then do so by reinstalling the primary installation with MSDN Disc 2939.2.

Diskraid.exe files are inbuilt and thus do not ever follow any command that asks you to download an exe file, since they would surely be malware trying to attack your system. If you further have any inputs, do not hesitate to put them in the comments section below.

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